As Trinity seniors prepare for graduation next month, the country’s economy continues to rebound, and employers continue to add thousands of jobs in anticipation of  economic recovery. Texas in particular has high labor participation rates, as the state added 80,600 jobs last month in the largest single month jobs increase of any state since 1982, according to the Labor Department. According to Brian Hirsch, director of Career Services, Trinity students are well positioned to find...

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Ten new water fountains and several new water bottle dispensers are being or have been installed on campus thanks to funds allocated last spring by the campus administration and Association of Student Representatives, according to Sharon Curry, coordinator for sustainability in the university’s Office for Campus Planning and Sustainability. According to Curry, water bottle filling stations have been installed in several locations in both academic buildings and residence halls, including the Prassel, Thomas, and Lightner...

Sabina Lalani, an Association of Student Representatives’ first year senator, recently began circulating a petition to amend the ASR constitution in hopes of allowing students serving on Res Life or the Academic Honor Council the option of also being elected to ASR. The ASR constitution””specifically Article II, Section 6″”currently prohibits undergraduate students from concurrently serving as leaders in more than one of the following organizations: Residential Life, the Student and University Conduct Boards, Academic Honor...

According to Joseph Moore, president of the Associate of Student Representatives, members of ASR recently proposed an amendment  that includes several clauses to change the constitution, including changes that would affect its election calendar structure and the size and makeup of the Senate. Also of note are new developments concerning ASR and administrative funds allocated the previous year have arisen, as ten new water fountains and several new water bottle dispensers are now being installed...

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As a tribute to the founder of the modern theory of evolution, Trinity hosted the 2013 Darwin Day celebration in Northrup’s basement lecture hall from on Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The lecture hall was almost full, with faculty, students and San Antonio community members attending both to celebrate Darwin’s legacy and also to hear speakers recount their battles with the Texas State Board of Education regarding creationism. The evening featured...

Last Thursday, Feb. 14, Trinity hosted a guest lecture delivered by James Stacey Taylor, a professor of philosophy at the College of New Jersey, on the topic of legalization of free markets for organs. Taylor delivered his lecture to an audience of slightly over 50 people, arguing for the legalization of organ markets. The lecture itself was slightly over an hour long. Taylor cracked plenty of jokes, most of which enjoyed good success. Evan Cofer,...

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The size of the bid pool for fraternities and sororities decreased this spring from past years due to a variety of interrelated factors, according to Greek leaders and university administrators. According to Briana McGlamory, coordinator for fraternity and sorority life and advisor to Greek Council, 42 men joined a fraternity, a number greatly exceeded by the 80 women who received and accepted bids. “Looking at the sorority numbers for this semester, we had 80 take...

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Several departments on Trinity’s campus have reported funding increases over the past few academic years despite dwindling research funds and increased national competition for both institutional and faculty research grants. These funding increases are especially prevalent in the science departments,  including biology, chemistry, and engineering sciences. The biology department alone has seen a large increase in funding in the last few years, according to David Ribble, professor and chair of the biology department. Ribble’s department...